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Review: Salt Bride by Ilona Martonfi

Reviewed by Vanessa Shields Martonfi’s fourth book, Salt Bride (Inanna Publications, 2019) is a collection of poetry that begs for…
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Review: heft by Doyali Islam

reviewed by Carole Mertz This review appeared June 2019 at Dreamers Creative Writing. A prolific history lies behind Doyali Islam…
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Scotland Forever: a review of The Walk She Takes by Neile Graham

reviewed by Louise Carson   Full disclosure. I don’t know Neile Graham, creator of the poems in The Walk She…
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Review: Undiscovered Country by Al Rempel

Reviewed by Adrienne Fitzpatrick This review was first published in Thimbleberry (Volume 4, Summer 2019) Rempel’s book arrived in the…
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Whispers of Ancient Sounds by Suparna Ghosh

Suparna’s video presentation evokes an expat’s musings from across lands and borders and other incarnations, real or imagined. It was…
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2020 Raymond Souster Award Winner: Unmeaningable by Roxanna Bennett

and the 2020 Raymond Souster award goes to... Unmeaningable by Roxanna Bennett (Gordon Hill Press) From the jurors: Where and how…
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2020 Poetry Awards: Interview with Charlie C Petch

Charlie C Petch is the winner of the 2020 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award from the League of Canadian Poets.…
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2020 Poetry Awards: Interview with Chantal Gibson

Chantal Gibson is the author of How She Read (Caitlin Press), and winner of the 2020 Pat Lowther Memorial Award…
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2020 Poetry Awards: Interview with Heather Birrell

Heather Birrell is the author of Float and Scurry (Anvil Press/A Feed Dog Book), and the winner of the 2020…
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Review: Treaty # by Armand Garnet Ruffo

Reviewed by Marguerite Pigeon Treaty # opens with a prose poem, "Impetus Ungainly," in which Armand Garnet Ruffo manipulates language…
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Review: Ego of a Nation by Janet Rogers

Reviewed by Miles Morrisseau Janet Marie Rogers' 7th book of poetry is her double album and it may become her…
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Poetry Pause: Maureen Hynes — How Spring Begins

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National Poetry Month 2020 Blog List

This National Poetry Month 2020 has been full of amazing poetry, poets, and community. In case you missed any of…
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A World of Poetry and Fun

by Janet Rogers for National Poetry Month, April 2020   I am a full time writer. I am also single…
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Why is Saint John’s Head in my Petri Dish?

by Eleonore Schönmaier for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Recently I said to a Greek composer, "I've spent my life…
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Grow Up in a World of Poetry

by Janice Zhang for National Poetry Month, April 2020   At the age of 22, I came to Canada to…
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My World of Poetry

by SPIN El Poeta for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Wajxaqib’ Aq’ab’al (Escrito) Jun Toj (Editado) Keb’ Tz’i’ (Finalizado) Saludos…
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Poetry Pause: Doyali Islam — water for canaries

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Poetic Places to Discover in Canada

by Chloe Coome for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Poetry is interwoven into the cultural tapestry of Canada and one…
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Fructification, Creative Misunderstanding, Empathy: East and West Dissolve

by Sonja Arntzen for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Since the early twentieth century, by a process Ezra Pound called…
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Communicating Vessels

by Beatriz Hausner for National Poetry Month, April 2020 At its most essential, translation is the transfer of textual or…
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Kamal Parmar — It’s Only Words

[audio m4a="http://poets.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/LOCP-poem-Kamal-Parmar.m4a"][/audio] Listen to Kamal Parmar read her poem "It's Only Words" as a medium to offer hope and healing…
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Poetry and the World

by Mary Lee Bragg for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Anyone who has travelled to Portugal or spent time with…
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The Many Gendered Other Reading List

A Reading List Created by the Feminist Caucus In this troubled time, we are all looking for brilliant, beautiful and…
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Learn to Read Minds in Only 171,476* Easy Steps!

by Anita Dolman for National Poetry Month, 2020 As I was growing up, rural southwestern Ontario was a homogenous blend…
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The Languages of Poetry

by Hugh Hazelton   The Voice of the Other Growing up, I was always fascinated by history and geography, and…
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2020 Book Awards Shortlists Announcement

The League of Canadian Poets is proud to present the 2020 Book Awards Shortlists, including the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat…
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Poetry Pause x Biblioasis: Julie Bruck — After Lorne

About Best Canadian Poetry: Launched in 2008 by Tightrope Books with former series editor Molly Peacock, the Best Canadian Poetry…
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The Power of Poetry

by Flavia Cosma for National Poetry Month, April 2020   Man knows much more than he understands. Alfred Adler, 1870…
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Poetry Pause x Biblioasis: Ali Blythe — Transition

About Best Canadian Poetry: Launched in 2008 by Tightrope Books with former series editor Molly Peacock, the Best Canadian Poetry…
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